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November 7, 2013

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Eagles at Palestine for district title his passing and rushing. Rose has 1,704 yards rushing this season, while Gallegos has 1,300 yards passing. A favorite target for Gallegos is Senior Chris Lide - No. 28 statewide - with 27 receptions and 454 yards. Fairfield is averaging more than 500 total yards per game and 57 points per game. The Eagles offensive firepower is balanced with a stingy defense. Junior Dedrick Garner is the state top 3A sack leader, while Junior Devin Eggins, “the Human Missile,” is No. 10 in the state

By Mike Reddell editor@thefairfieldrecorder.com

The 19-3A championship will be at stake when AP No. 6 Fairfield and Palestine clash at Palestine’s Wildcat Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Both teams carry unblemished 30 district marks into the contest that begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. Fairfield (3-0, 9-0) brings an explosive offense featuring the Texas 3A scoring leader, running back Larry Rose, and topranked quarterback Jacob Gallegos, who is a threat with

among tackle leaders. Leading the charge in that Senior Danny Cockrell is No. 16 game were the Wildcats’ leading on the state list with six sacks. rushers Senior Jarrell Owens - a No 4. in intercepTCU commitment tions is Eagle Senior Fairfield Eagles and Senior Ben Alex Ward, with six Luckett. at Palestine pickoffs. Eagles Coach Palestine (3-0, 7- 7:30 p.m. Friday John Bachtel earlier 2) also is enjoying a has mentioned Wildcat Stadium successful season Palestine’s team size and the Eagles cer6-3, and 1600 S. Loop 256 245,Owens, tainly face a potent and Luckett, 6offense in the 0, 195, bear that out. Wildcats. Another Palestine offensive While Fairfield was idle last weapon is junior quarterback week, the Wildcats polished off Fabian “Gee” Clark. Mexia, 32-13, last Friday night. Bachtel said Palestine runs the

same offense and defense as the Eagles. “They’re us basically.” Palestine was picked to win the district in pre-season polls, but those same polls showed Fairfield as the leading contender to derail that prediction. Both teams are headed for the playoffs, no matter the outcome of Friday’s game. As always, Fairfield will be facing a Palestine Coach who once directed the Eagles as quarterback in the mid-1980s, Lance Angel. Angel’s father, Randy, was the Eagles’ head coach for 14 years.

Three of the Fairfield Eagles top playmakers for Friday’s district championship matchup with Palestine are, from left: Senior running back Larry Rose (3), junior defensive standout Devin Eggins (81), and Senior Quarterback Jacob Gallegos (4). All three are among the Eagles listed in Texas’ top 3A players.

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Eagles among top in 3A offensive, defensive players By Mike Reddell editor@thefairfieldrecorder.com

Two Fairfield Eagle players hold the top spots in Texas 3A standings of 16 offensive and defensive categories ranked by MaxPreps, a Texas football website, through Nov. 3. Fairfield running back Larry Rose sits atop the 3A scoring leaders, while Defensive lineman Dedrick Garner holds the premier place in sacks. MaxPreps ranks the top players statewide in each of the 16 categories. Fairfield players were included in the following categories after nine games:

Scoring: No. 1, Rose, 29 touchdowns, 176 points and 19.6-points-per-game average.(Sr). Rushing leaders. No. 3, Senior Larry Rose, 126 carries for 1,704 yards, 13.5-yard average, 189 yards per game – his longest 89 yards - and 28 touchdowns. Passing leaders: No. 18, Senior Jacob Gallegos, with 88 completions of 148 attempts for 1,300 yards passing, .595 percentage, 144 yards per game, 13 touchdowns and three interceptions. Receving leaders: No. 28, Senior Chris Lide, with 27 receptions and 454 yards for a 16.82-yard average, 50..4-

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yards-per-game average - the yards passing, 265 yards rushlongest 65 yards - and six ing, for 1,565 total yards, touchdowns. 173.9 yards per game. No. 59, Junior Colby Tackle leaders: No. 10, Minze, 17 Junior catches for Fairfield running back Devin 330 yards Larry Rose sits atop the Eggins, for a 19.442 solos, yard aver- 3A scoring leaders, while 53 assists, Defensive lineman age and 113 totals, 36.712.6 tackDedrick Garner holds the yards-perles per game aver- premier place in sacks. game. age - the Sacks: longest 50 yards - and three No. 1, Junior Dedrick touchdowns. Garner, 11 sacks, 1.2 per Total yards, No. 27, Rose, game, and 54 total yards for 1,704 yards rushing, 16 yards losses. receiving, 1,720 total yards, No. 16, Senior Danny 189.3 yards per game. Cockrell, six sacks, .7 sacks No. 36, Gallegos, 1,300 per game and 35 total yards

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for losses. No.44, Eggins, four sacks, .4 per game and 18 total yards for losses. Interceptions: No. 4 Senior Alex Ward, six, .7 per game, and 35 return yards. Field goals. No. 51, Freshman Erick Rodriquez, 1 of 3, 24 yards the longest. PAT: No. 9, Rodriquez, 36 of 39, for .923 percentage. No. 40, Junior Juan Ramirez, 17 of 24, for a .708 percentage; Kick Scoring: No. 15, Rodriquez, 36 PAT, 1 FG, 39 total points, 7.8 points per game. No.45, Ramirez, 17 PAT,

1 FG, 20 points, 5 points per game. Kickoffs: No. 16, Rodriquez, 31 kickoffs for 1,345 yards. No. 17, Cockrell, 1,271 yards, 32 kickoffs. No. 48, Ramirez, 130 yards, three kickoffs, 47 yards the longest.

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